Tuesday, January 5, 2010


Finally!!  Now that I actually have a camera that will take a decent picture, I want to share with you two WONDERFUL give aways that I was fortunate enough to win!!!

Jane at Blondies Journals had a give away and I won!!  Jane was one of the first to visit my tiny little blog and become a follower which led me back to hers.  She is so wonderful and sweet and funny!  I adore her and it just made it all the more special when I won her give away!  When it arrived in the mail, it was supposed to be adorable copper cookie cutters!  But when the box arrived, it was like Christmas for me!!!  She had added all kinds of wonderful gifts....

As you can see.....Stuff to make you smell good and feel good and LOOK good...

LOVE this dish with the angels....and such a sweet note from Jane...

Look at all these goodies!!!  A french manicure set, chocolates, stationary, precious gift bags...

Make-up brushes....LOVE these....I need all the help I can get...I ain't even lyin'

And this liitle book!  POSITIVE Quotations!!  I NEED this too....

Apple Orchard Potpourri!!  YUMMY!

She also sent a magazine which I have looked at over and over again...AND a brow set, which I have also been using!

Next I won this gorgeous banner from Mary Jane at The Beehive Cottage.  It was a lucky month for me :)

And she also enclosed these  beautiful tags which I tied onto cloches and tucked in greenery....
I will use them again next year....and the next!

This is the banner...I had it in my kitchen window during the holidays....so pretty....

Thank you SO MUCH Maryjane....

Please forgive me for taking so long to post my wonderful wins!  I have had ISSUES!  Hopefully, everything is worked out now....

Thank you SO MUCH Janie and Maryjane for your kindness and thoughtfulness....

It meant more to me than you will ever know....

Be sure and visit their blogs, you will be glad you did...

Stay warm my friends....


  1. Wow, Lou Cinda! You got a treasure trove there! Love the banner and tags. Love all the little special things Jane tucked in for you, too!

  2. Hi Lou Cinda!

    You are so sweet to let me know you posted the garland! Glad you liked it! Your home is beautiful and looked so warm and cozy for the holidays! Now wishing you a wonderful New Year!


  3. Wonderful!! Glad you are putting your new camera to good use. We love to see pictures!!!

  4. Oh, they are fabulous! Love them ALL!


    Sheila :-)

  5. Lou Cinda~~~

    I am glad that you liked everything as much as I did packing it up. I had a blast picking things out that I thought you would love. Things for YOU, not your home. We gals need that once in awhile!!

    Hope your New Year has started off good. The new camera is a good sign!! :-)


  6. Congrats on all your winnings! You got some great stuff.

  7. Congratulations

    enjoyed reading yours tonight.. Happy New Year


  8. Wow! Love the banner and all the little things Jane tucked in for you :)

    Have a nice week!

  9. Congrats and WOO HOO! Here's to thinkin' that the Lucky December was just a lead in to an AWESOME 2010!
    Hugs (and hope the issues are over ...)
    Betty :)

  10. You had a very lucky month! That banner is so cute! I just love the vintagey look. Wow, Jane sent you so many wonderful things. Congrats and a enjoy your wonderful winnings.


  11. WOW! What a lucky girl you are... those treasures are fabulous! Happy New Year, and thank you for your comment on my blog! =)

  12. Hi Lou Cinda :)

    All your sweet gifts are so deserved! You're such a sweet blogger :)

    Oh and congratulations on your new camera!! The pictures are wonderful!

    Happy New Year too :)


  13. Wow, I am amazed with all of your winnings! You totally scored. And it looks like your camera is getting a lot of use!


  14. Congrats! You are a winning fool :). Maybe it is time to consider playing the lottery.

  15. You are a lucky girl!!! Your parcel should be arriving soon, I was looking and it said it arrived in the destination country. I hope that means he is coming to you soon and not taken off for other parts of the world!!!!
    Talk to you soon, enjoy all those fabulous gifts!
    Margaret B

  16. Congratulations! You sure got a booty. And such lovely things. Rosie

  17. You did get so much great stuff.. woohoo
    enjoy it all!!

  18. Girl, you won some really great things! And I'm thrilled you finally got your camera Yeah!!!! And what a sweetie your husband was. Just when we think they are a lost cause they surprise you! Your photo's look great!
    big hugs,

  19. Wow, you are a lucky chickadee. What a great haul! Have fun with your new camera too.

  20. Oh my goodness! What great wins!

    Happy New Year....

    Warm blessings,

  21. WOW you really did hit the jackpot...ALL kinds of great stuff!!! I especially like the "green" products :)

    The tags are just gorgeous!

    :) T

  22. Hi Lou Cinda,
    Congratulations on the wins ... couldn't have happened to a nicer person! Thank you for stopping by and leaving the thoughtful comment. It's always great to hear from you!

    Hope your weekend goes well. Stay warm, OK?


  23. Hi Lou Cinda- Thanks for stopping by my blog and the nice comments. I am not sure if you read my profile, but I just LOVE hydrangeas, so I was excited to see your blog. I am in need of a new camera myself. Mine has a duct taped battery door and when I press the
    "on" button I have to manually assist the shutter to open with my fingers. I am saving for a new one. The banner you received looked so pretty - you could keep it up by making one with old valentines. What a fun gift box to recieve. I joined your site too. Have a nice weekend - Diane

  24. That's some good loot you've got there!
    Wow, lucky girl. But all very well deserved. :-)

    Have a wonderful Saturday!

  25. Oh you lucky girl!!! Glad that you have a new camera...watch out world! Very sweet goodies you won there~

  26. ah, you got some great prizes! thanks for stopping by my blog...i look forward to following you! love all your kitty-kats!


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